Location: Athabasca, Alberta
Posted: September 7, 2018
The award-winning Athabasca Advocate weekly newspaper is looking for general reporter to start immediately.
The Advocate serves a community of about 10,000 people. Nestled between Alberta’s boreal forest and the prairies, the Athabasca is a refuge between Edmonton and Fort McMurray.
As far as small towns in Alberta go, this one is particularly nice. We have about 20 kilometres of trails through forests and rolling hills, an annual riverfront music festival and a university.
The stories you cover will range from sports to court to council. There can be odd hours, as not everything happens in a 9-5 context. The newspaper is an essential part of the community, and as such we expect our staff to get involved.
You’ll be working with a strong, smart, ambitious team of people who are working to make this the best darned little newspaper in the country. If you like coffee, constructive criticism, bad puns and great journalism, drop us a résumé.
- Have a journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience
- Have car that runs and a valid driver's license
- Have exceptional writing and editing skills
- Know how to take a photo
- Know the difference between a bogie and a birdie
Salary will be based initially on experience and, quite frankly, how good your work is during the three-month probation period. That said, we are competitive salary-wise versus other weekly newspaper chains throughout Alberta and offer a good medical and benefits package.
The Advocate is part of the Great West Newspapers chain, a group that includes newspapers like the St. Albert Gazette, St. Paul Journal and Okotoks Western Wheel. Great staff are rewarded and coveted, so if you excel, advancement within the chain is possible.
Send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board) and a résumé to the publisher of the Advocate. We’ll be doing rolling interviews as résumés come in, so the sooner the better.
4917B 49 Street
Tel: (647) 677-1491
Web address: http://www.athabascaadvocate.com